Halfway through last year, we took the girls for a secret trip to Melbourne for a very special occasion, which I'll share with you in the next few days.
We stayed at the Rydges Hotel on Exhibition Street, which is where we have stayed before. It's right in the middle of the happening places, and nearby all the theatres, which will be important for later posts.
It was a big surprise for the girls. We had originally taken them to Adelaide for a few days, and then they thought we would be going back home, but we took them to the airport instead and after much delays in flights, took them to Melbourne. Surprise! They were very happy with that deviation in our plan.
They are city lovers through and through.
Our first morning in the city we decided to stroll around with no real plans and after breakfast, went and had a look at the Old Treasury Building https://www.oldtreasurybuilding.org.au/
(photo supplied from old treasury webpage)
It's obviously not the current treasury building, the name gives it away. So they've restored it and it's now a museum.
We can never resist a museum.
The photos aren't in an order that I can change now (darn blogger) but the story is - the above ground is all the offices and board rooms of Very Important People, the underground is where they kept the money, the gold, and also where the caretaker and his very large family lived. Like moles underground.
The house that this family lived in was a few rooms, but it looked like they made the best of their situation.
It's a lovely, lovely old building and it was so wonderful to look through. As I said, we all love a museum!